SPECIAL ELECTION: Measure 101 results

Election worker Harry Nein empties a drive-by ballot drop box outside Multnomah County election headquarters in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 8 2016. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)

Unofficial election results for Measure 101, where voters are deciding whether the state will tax hospitals and health insurers to pay rising Medicaid costs, show the measure is passing with a large majority this evening.

The measure was designed to repeal five parts of a larger bill passed in July. Those parts implemented a two-year tax plan on health insurance companies and hospitals, 1.5 percent and 0.5 percent respectively.

The measure would be a temporary, two-year tax, intended to safeguard coverage for low-income adults, children, the elderly and people with disabilities.

[UPDATE 8:00 a.m., Wednesday] 61.66 percent were saying yes to the measure while about 38.34 percent were saying no (925 out of 1335 precincts reporting).

Live Election Results

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is live streaming the election results:

Southern Oregon voting results breakdown: (Update as of 8:00 a.m. Wednesday)

Jackson County (45 out of 45 precincts reporting)

  • Yes: 57.90 percent
  • No: 42.10 percent

Josephine County (47 out of 47 precincts reporting)

  • Yes: 48.13 percent
  • No: 51.87 percent

Klamath County (43 out of 43 precincts reporting)

  • Yes: 41.14 percent
  • No: 58.86 percent

Lake County (19 out of 19 precincts reporting)

  • Yes: 34.78 percent
  • No: 65.22 percent

Curry County (27 out of 27 precincts reporting)

  • Yes: 54.19 percent
  • No: 45.81 percent

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